Author Archives AYWDN

  • As we inch closer and closer to the 2015 target date for the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) it is important to assess and discuss if the MDGs have helped to address key issues facing our Youth with Disabilities in Africa. The question is have Youth with Disabilities in Africa benefited? Which of the MDGs implemented […]

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  • Welcome to the official blog of the African Youth with Disabilities Network (AYWDN) We invite you all to comment and follow our discussion posts here and hope that this will be a fulfilling journey together in helping to ensure that the issues, concerns and accomplishments of Youth with Disabilities (YWDs) in Africa are addressed and […]

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  • The African Youth with Disabilities Network (AYWDN) is a continental voice for Youth with Disabilities in Africa. We envision an inclusive and barrier free society where all Youth with Disabilities live in dignity, exercise their rights and participate in all aspects of community life. AYWDN advocates for the equalization of opportunities and enjoyment of rights […]

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  • The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and its Optional Protocol was adopted on 13 December 2006 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, and was opened for signature on 30 March 2007. There were 82 signatories to the Convention, 44 signatories to the Optional Protocol, and 1 ratification of the Convention. […]

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